Home Indie Music The Mountain Goats Announce New Album, Share Animated Video For New Track “Clear Slate”

The Mountain Goats Announce New Album, Share Animated Video For New Track “Clear Slate”

The Mountain Goats Announce New Album, Share Animated Video For New Track “Clear Slate”


The Mountain Goats Announce New Album, Share Animated Video For New Track “Clear Slate”

Jenny from Thebes Due Out October 27 by way of Merge

Jul 19, 2023

Images by Jackie Lee Younger

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Folks rock band, The Mountain Goats have introduced their new album Jenny from Thebes and shared its lead single “Clear Slate.” This LP, which was produced by Trina Shoemaker and is a companion to their 2022 All Hail West Texas, is due out October 26 by way of Merge. Jenny from Thebes is a set of showtunes that has drawn inspiration from Godspell, Jim Steinman, and The Automobiles. The Mountain Goats will even embark on a fall tour. Take a look at the “Clear Slate” beneath adopted by the upcoming LP’s tracklist and canopy art work in addition to upcoming tour dates.

Jenny from Thebes was derived from a lyric frontman John Darnielle was taking part in on the piano. That lyric was “Jenny was a warrior / Jenny was a thief / Jenny hit the nook clinic begging for aid.” Jenny from Thebes is the story of Jenny, her southwestern ranch model home, the individuals for whom that home is a spot of security, and the west Texas city that’s uncomfortable with its existence. It’s a story concerning the particular person and society, about security and shelter and those that select to supply care when no person else will.

Of the title for the album, Darnielle explains that Jenny shouldn’t be not like a personality from Greek literature, somebody on the verge of unimaginable tragedy. “This stuff by no means occur in isolation,” he says. “One dangerous occasion results in which explains for one more dangerous occasion. Jenny ought to know which you can’t preserve a safehouse in a west Texas city, however she’s too wrapped up within the course of and has to undergo the loss to know the way it occurred.”

Of “Clear Slate,” Darniell says in a press launch: “We’re proud to disclose ‘Clear Slate,’ the primary music from our new album, Jenny from Thebes. Individuals prefer to hedge bets by utilizing phrases like ‘idea album’ however let’s be clear, it is a rock opera a few girl named Jenny, who buys a Kawasaki to trip as far-off as she will be able to from a city she’s been carrying on her shoulders too lengthy. ‘Clear Slate’ units the scene: that is the home Jenny rents; these are the individuals who crash there once they want a spot to remain; that is the place she’s at within the means of turning into somebody aside from the keyholder she’s been. Produced by Trina Shoemaker! Performed by the Mountain Goats on the Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma! Respect to the true pirates of west Texas, nonetheless on the market on the roads: could you stay one step forward endlessly!

This LP options guitar by Alicia Bognanno (Bully), horn and string preparations by Matt Douglas, and backing vocals from Kathy Valentine (The Go-Gos) and Matt Nathanson.

Take a look at our “Why Not Each” podcast that includes The Mountain Goats.

Jenny from Thebes Tracklist:

1. Clear Slate
2. Floor Stage
3. Solely One Approach
4. Recent Tattoo
5. Cleansing Crew
6. Homicide on the 18th St. Storage
7. From the Nebraska Plant
8. Identical as Money
9. Water Tower
10. Jenny III
11. Going to Dallas
12. Nice Pirates

The Mountain Goats Tour Dates:

8/4 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
8/5 – Boston, MA @ Residents Home of Blues
8/8 – Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo – SOLD OUT
8/9 – Portland, OR – Pioneer Courthouse Sq.
10/2 – Solana Seaside, CA @ Stomach Up Tavern
10/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
10/5 – San Francisco, CA @ August Corridor
10/6 – San Francisco, CA @ August Corridor – SOLD OUT
10/7 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/9 – Spokane, WA @ Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
10/10 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Manufacturing facility
10/11 – Bozeman, MT @ The ELM
10/13 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
10/14 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10/27 – Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Theater
10/28 – Dallas, TX @ Longhorn Ballroom
10/29 – Houston, TX @ Heights Theater

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